Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Congratulations to the winners of Google’s Build Your Campus in 3D Competition!
An estimated 4,000 campus buildings were modeled and submitted from all over North America. In August, the winning students and advisors (41 people from 7 teams) will be flying to our headquarters in Mountain View for a 3-day visit and workshop.
Our panel of industry experts, which included Bobby Brooks of Walt Disney Imagineering, Ken Harsha of Electronic Arts, Janet Martin of Communication Arts Inc., Paul Seletsky of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Gary Smith of Green Mountain Geographics, LTD selected the following winners:
University of Minnesota - Department of Architecture
Purdue University - Departments of Computer Graphics Technology and Education
Concordia University, Loyola Campus - Department of Civil Engineering
Stanford University - Department of Architectural Design
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) - Departments of Engineering and Computer Science
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering - Department of Engineering
Dartmouth College - Departments of Computer Science and Digital Art
Some thoughts from the judges…"Last week, we had the opportunity to watch college campus environments come alive with SketchUp and Google Earth. We couldn't help but be impressed with the effort put forth by the many teams and individuals who participated. The selection of finalists was the result of a lively discussion and a careful model review…You've set a very high standard and hopefully inspired those that will follow you."
Visit the official competition website to see the winning campus models.